Major network suckage today. At around 3:00 am this morning the network at
Condo Conner dropped. All attempts to get out didn't get past the DSL
unit and a trace from outside
(fortunately my roommate
works at night as a system
administrator) showed that traffic to Condo Conner was not getting past a
router in Miami.
Fast foward to noon today. Can't traceroute to my colocated server. Can't
ping it. Yet Spring can get her mail. Uh oh. A
quick telnet to port 80 and yes, I can bring up a web page.
Poking around I'm seeing major network problems with my provider. Inside, I
can ping some sites, other's I can't. Some sites I can traceroute to,
others I can't. One moment I can ping but can't telnet. Then I can telnet.
From outside again, it's hit or miss if I can ping or traceroute back to
Most things are working and that's what makes this more annoying that if it
was all down. I'll be going along and wham! can't get there.
I heard from Mark
that last night around
3:00 am that the DSL
provider is upgrading the software on their equipment at the same time that
the local phone company (no names but its initials are BellSouth
) is upgrading the software on
equipment and well for the past 17 hours the Internet
connectivity has gone to Hell.
Nice job, guys. Ever hear of rollbacks?
Okay, okay, cheap shot, but man, we're jonsing for Internet connectivity
here. It's been bad all day … can't get to a site … can't get
to a site … can't get to a—wait! We got a page! Woo hoo! Click on a
link and … can't get to the site.
Trying to log in to a remote server is just as fun. Nope—that box is
refusing ssh connections. Still refusing. Is it … yes! It
connected! I'm logged in and … the connection is frozen.
Good news though: we have a dial up account (good thing I hadn't gotten
around to getting rid of the second phone line). Bad news: the number is
Okay, things could be worse and for that I'm grateful.
The network seems to be working smoothly now; it only took them 21 hours to
get it working (either that, or they actually did a rollback and went back
to the drawing boards). In any case, things seem to be back to normal.
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